Quotation by Aldous Huxley

Every notable advance in technique or organization has to be paid for, and in most cases the debit is more or less equivalent to the credit. Except of course when it's more than equivalent, as it has been with universal education, for example, or wireless, or these damned aeroplanes. In which case, of course, your progress is a step backwards and downwards.
Aldous Huxley (1894–1963), British novelist. Eustace Barnack, in Time Must Have a Stop, ch. 12 (1944).

This assessment of progress is delivered by the wealthy hedonist Eustace Barnack but it seems to express Huxley's view also.
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